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Niklas
2021-10-26, 09:36

Wild boar family spotted in Täby, north of Stockholm (video)

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I met this large family just before returning home after a day of traveling by car in Roslagen.

It was a bit funny since I had complained the whole day that, despite all the signs warning of wild boar, we had seen none, but plenty of roe deer throughout the day.

My wife spotted this family on a large field near the highway. They were running, probably scared, away from the highway. We followed them by car until they crossed the smaller road that we were driving on.

There are a lot of wild boars in Sweden, but they have been hard to find. This is only the second time in my life that I have seen them in the wild. The first time was almost 30 years ago. 🙂


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

  • Edited by Niklas 2021-10-26, 10:48
Evelina
2021-10-26, 09:42
#1

Wow, that is super cool. They are pretty fast, even the little ones!

Evelina
2021-10-26, 09:42
#2

Can they be agressive?

Niklas
2021-10-26, 09:54
#3

#1: Yes, they are very fast, and this was after they had already run for at least a kilometer (that we saw) at that pace.

#2: Generally they are shy and keep away from people, but I have read that they can get very aggressive if they are hurt or feel their piglets are threatened.

The male wild boar can be upwards of 150 to 180 centimeters long, without the tail (which adds another 25 centimeters), and 70 to 100 centimeters high. They weigh up to 225 kg according to Wikipedia. The females are about half the size.


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

Evelina
2021-10-26, 10:08
#4

That's crazy! Do you people hunt them here?

Niklas
2021-10-26, 10:31
#5

They are hunted to keep the stock (?) at reasonable levels. The number of traffic accidents related to wild boar has increased steadily. The estimated number of wild boar in Sweden is around 300000. More than 150000 were killed 2020-2021. They are the most common prey of hunters in Sweden.


Best regards, Niklas 🎈

Evelina
2021-10-26, 20:20
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